Podcasts have certainly become very popular the last two years. Two years ago, they might have been only ten or so active Kenyan podcasts. The number has grown steadily and one would be spoiled for choice on the decision of which podcast to subscribe to.
Here is a list of fairly recent Kenyan podcasts you need to tune in to. They are quite diverse from tech to motherhood and mental health, but also mostly about musings on life and adulting.
1. Corpus Podcast
A podcast about visual arts in Eastern Africa. Hosted by Nyambura Mutanyi & Don Handa.
2. Future Lab Africa
According to Jepchumba, the founder of the series, Future Lab Africa is a ”podcast series (radio show) that hopes to breed curiosity by inviting you to use your imagination and think creatively with reckless abandon. The show is a call to explore African modes of science and technology outside of lab spaces and innovation labs.”
3. Tings and Things
Jonathan Mbaya and Simba Tsumba recount their adventures and experiences drawn from living in Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia and US.
4. Just Another Male Podcast
Martie and Chege take on current affairs and delve into their personal experiences of what it means to be a young man in Kenya
5. Moringa School Podcast
A series of conversations about technology Hosted by Michelle Atieno, Melissa Malala, Victor Ireri, Leo Igane and Eugene Nzioki. They take on tech entrepreneurship, bitcoin mining, fundraising for tech ventures among others.
6. The Human Interest Podcast
Human Interest is a storytelling weekly podcast by Evelyn Wambui featuring a mix of real and fictional stories about life. The narrations about people’s successes, challenges, losses and lessons.
7. Just Kidding
A weekly podcast hosted by Chaxy and Ayrosh where they talk about everything from music to cashing in on the creative economy, to relationships and masculinity.
8. Afrosport Podcast
This podcast is about African Athletes with a focus on Basketball in Kenya and Eastern Africa. It is hosted by Frank Ogallo.
9. Kenyan Musings
Hosted by Wambui Muchiri, Kenyan Musings breaks down Kenyan Politics and Global issues in a fun and simple manner.
10. What is This
A podcast that deconstructs the Kenyan and African music scene and all its intricacies.
11. The Double Life
A discussion about depression, anxiety, fear, trauma, addictions, and how all these cause us to live double lives.
12. Mukami Speaks
Susan Mukami has created a haven for all things relatable. Join her as she talks about everything and I mean everything from money to relationships and life.
13. Legally Clueless Podcast
Hosted by Adelle Onyango, Legally Clueless is a weekly podcast where she documents her raw human journey as an evolving unapologetically African woman.
14. The Kisscapades Podcast
The Kissing Bandit engages his guests on topics revolving around health, wealth and happiness which he considers are the four pillars of life.
15. Melanin Medicine
Nkiro takes through her musings on life. There is no topic she will not address. From personal independence to her faith, to holidays and relationships
16. Paukwa Stories
The stories celebrate the people, products and platforms of Kenya. It shines a spotlight on the everyday builders of our nation. Contributors come from all 47 counties in Kenya. They upload episodes every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
17. This, That and More
This, That’s and More tackles current affairs, legal issues, real life issues and how people react to them.
18. Dickens Olewe Podcast
Dickens Olewe is a Kenyan journalist working for BBC. On his podcast,he interviews fellow journalists and shares his opinion on digital media, data journalism and misinformation.
19. Motherhood Podcast
Motherhood Podcast is a show that explores more about maternal and reproductive health, infant care, nutrition, vaccination, fertility and much more. New episodes are uploaded every Wednesday.
20. Calling All Queers
The podcast is by Hola Africa, an organization that works to promote the safety of queer women. Calling all queers hopes to create a space where hope to create a space where members of the community can freely discuss the issues that affect them, rant or entertain themselves.
21. No Idea
This is a podcast by Miriam Kadzitu and it’s consists of random conversations about life but especially adulting.
24Bit is tech podcast that features Kenyan tech bloggers Emmanuel Chenze, Kaluka Wanjala, Dickson Otieno and Nixon Kanali. It features conversations on tech in Kenya and around the world.
Benchwarmerz podcast is hosted by Lavin Asego and Jazz. It features a hilarious take on sports such as football and sports.
24. Out The Booth Podcast
The Out The Booth Podcast (#OTBpodKe) is a Kenyan music podcast focusing on emerging artists and select industry issues.
25. The Kenyan Renaissance podcast
This podcast features curated music from Kenya and the region.
26. The Blaze Podcast
The Blaze Podcast is hosted by Buddha Blaze. It promotes young African artists and highlights their plight in the industry.
27. Randy Radio Podcast
Randy Radio is a sex positive podcast that focuses on various issues around relationships and sex.
28. Emotional Gangsta Podcast
According to the creator, Lencer Atieno, the podcast is for everyone that is currently trying to navigate life with the least feelings. It is aimed at creating a space to have conversations around life that will help develop a healthier relationship with our feelings.
29. The Mics Are Open Podcast
This podcast is by radio hosts G Money (Conrad Gray) Calvin Wanguku and Andy Young.